Two health-care-related items crossed my field of vision today that seemed worth sharing.
The first is a video of John Green (writer, YouTube vlogger and educator) explaining why U.S. health care costs are so high. It's 7 minutes long, but so worth the time. Startling numbers in here.
Find it here
The second is a blog post by my conservative childhood friend, Dr. Edwin Leap, an emergency room physician in a small South Carolina town. He explains why ERs will continue to carry the U.S. health care load, with or without Obamacare.
Former South Carolina Senator, and current Heritage Foundation President, Jim DeMint recently angered supporters of the Affordable Care Act by stating that uninsured patients will ‘get better healthcare just going to the emergency room,’ than they will receive through Obamacare.
That’s a sweeping assertion. However, the ACA supporters offended by Sen. DeMint need to understand the supreme irony that without America’s emergency departments and their dedicated personnel, the ACA will fall apart even if it is adequately funded and enacted.
Find the rest here